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Maynooth University

The University is a wonderful place to learn. The teaching is excellent, delivered by leading international researchers who are committed and connected to their students. We have a strong campus community with a student-centred and collegial ethos. These characteristics together create a student experience that is uniquely Maynooth.

Top reasons to study here

  • Maynooth University is an internationally recognised institution located 25 kilometres outside of Dublin, Ireland.
  • Maynooth University is recognised among the top 400 universities in the world
  • Maynooth University continues to be a national leader in the commercialisation of research.

PhD Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Education & Training (3)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

About

History

 Its distinctive features and character owe much to its unique history and heritage. Maynooth University was formally established as an autonomous university as recently as 1997, yet traces its origins to the foundation of the Royal College of St. Patrick in 1795, making it, simultaneously, Ireland’s youngest university and one of its oldest educational institutions.

Education

We can achieve this transformative change in undergraduate education only because its guiding principles are so embedded in our ethos and practice as an institution, and only because of the strength of our existing curriculum, our forefront research and subject expertise, and the quality of our current student experience at Maynooth.  While strengthening our curriculum to reflect contemporary needs, the reimagined Maynooth curriculum allows our students to do more of what Maynooth does best: complement deep knowledge of their subjects with a broad perspective, and learn how to think and work in a way that makes a real difference to the world around them.

Research

Maynooth University is a research-intensive university and, as such, research and scholarship are fundamental to our mission: research contributes to the advancement of human knowledge and understanding, addresses major societal challenges, infuses our teaching and enthuses our students.

Career

At Maynooth University, the Career Development Centre provides a service that is student-focussed, professional and informative.  We are happy to assist you and work with you as you progress through the steps in discovering your career.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
401 -100
2020
301 50
2019
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
701
2020
701
2019
701
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
941 -124
2020
817 -137
2019
680
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

Accommodation close to the conference site in Maynooth is available at special delegate rates (a lot of rooms have been held but this is not unlimited so we advise you to book early especially if you wish to avail of the mid-priced options).

A number of self-catering rooms and some mid priced rooms can be booked on campus and in nearby hotels.

A wide range of other accommodation options are available in Dublin city.

Library services

In the library, we are dedicated to helping you with your research and studies during your time in University. Our services reflect this dedication as we aim to provide you with an appropriate and comfortable environment which combines study and social spaces for both individual and group study.

Medical services

Maynooth University supports the aims and provisions of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and other relevant legislation.

The University is committed to complying with all relevant legislation. It recognises that it has a responsibility and duty to provide, as far as is reasonably practicable, to its staff and students a safe and healthy work environment.

Student Life

Campus life

Your time at university is not only for academic achievement. It is also a time for personal development, for fun and for friendship.

Maynooth University has a reputation for being a particularly friendly University. The community atmosphere around the town and campus is what our students love about the University.

Your years at college mark a crucial time in your personal as well as your academic development. We have established a number of support mechanisms to promote the welfare of all our students during their time at Maynooth. Experienced staff are available, across a range of services, to provide advice, support and guidance, if and when you need it.

Sports facilities

Our Student Centre and Sports Centre provide a base for over 100 clubs and societies, overseen by our highly active Students’ Union. So whether you’re seeking adventure, fitness, relaxation or fun, make sure to get involved in the many areas of student life open to you.

Student clubs

Clubs and Societies are the lifeblood of student activity on campus. Clubs (Sporting) and Societies (Non-Sporting) are groups run by students for the benefit of their fellow students. The University Capitation Committee, which has staff and students members, oversees the administration and funding of all officially recognised clubs and societies on campus.

Accreditation

  • Certificate of Participation issued by the Education Centre, with a listing of the CPD workshops attended over the two years. All the CPD workshops are listed on the certificate, including a record of those attended.
  • University accreditation option, leading to M.Ed. in Innovative Learning. In this case the full process takes 3 years

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